Applying Date Marks, Code Marks, Or The Like To The Label During Labelling (9/46) Patents (Class 156/DIG47)
  • Patent number: 5762796
    Abstract: A filter element includes a cylindrical support tube, pleated filter material surrounding the support tube, and end caps at either end of the filter material. The filter material has pleat sidewalls along the opposed side edges of the material which are located in surface-to-surface contact with each other. A mass of adhesive is disposed axially along the filter element in the pleat cavities defined in part by the adjacent pleat sidewalls. The adhesive entirely fills the cavities and encapsulates the pleat sidewalls along the side edges to retain the side edges together. Color and/or alpha-numeric character(s) representing a structural or functional characteristic of the filter element (e.g., efficiency, chemical resistivity, model number, trade name, etc.) are included with the mass of adhesive. The color can be introduced into the adhesive as a dye or pigment before curing, or can be applied as a dye or a paint to the exterior surface of the adhesive after the adhesive is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: Edward M. Zraik
  • Patent number: 5716469
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for labeling documents uses an-electronic computer to generate the sequential information required to be placed on each label. This information is then transferred to a printing device which transfers this sequential information onto each individual label. Once the labels are printed in a sequential manner, they are fed into a dispenser which individually or in groups, dispenses the labels in a sequential manner. In order to eliminate any turning of the labels or the documents, the printing device prints the labels in an inverted manner such that they exit the dispenser in an upright legible manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventor: James T. Higgins
  • Patent number: 5061947
    Abstract: A microprocessor controller thermal printer particularly usable in a hand-held labeler for printing labels on a composite web detects indices on the web and automatically adjusts the distance that the web is advanced based on a measurement of the distance between indices made during a paper loading sequence. The printer includes automatic jam detection that measures the length of time that one of the indices is being detected and provides a jam indication if it is detected for more than a predetermined time period. A solenoid operated braking mechanism retains the web in position upon completion of a printing cycle to prevent the web from being moved relative to the print head while the label is being applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Morrison, Richard D. Wirrig
  • Patent number: 5061946
    Abstract: A microprocessor controlled thermal printer particularly usable in a hand-held labeler for printing labels on a composite web detects indices on the web and utilizes the detected indices to position the labels relative to the print head. The printer utilizes an improved index detection system that compensates for variations in index size and density and for variations in sensor sensitivity by detecting both the leading and trailing edges of an index and utilizing the distance between the detected leading and trailing edges to determine the length of the index. By dividing the length thus determined by two, and by advancing the web by this amount after the detection of the leading edge of an index, the center of the index can be accurately located, and the web can be accurately registered at any desired position relative to the center of the index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Helmbold, Richard D. Wirrig
  • Patent number: 4996539
    Abstract: A label printer includes a thermal printer section and a keyboard. The label printer further includes an I/O port to which a memory card storing information of label issuing condition including a preset number of printing formats is electrically connected, and a printing control circuit including a CPU, ROM, RAM and printer controller and for selectively reading out printing format data from the memory card when it is detected that the memory card is connected to the I/O port, setting a printing format corresponding to the readout printing format data, and driving the thermal printer section to print printing data supplied from the keyboard according to the set printing format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Haraga, Kazuhide Takahama, Mitsuo Uchimura
  • Patent number: 4904330
    Abstract: A hand-held labeler, particularly a labeler employing a thermographic print head, utilizes improved control circuitry for accurately sensing the position of the web and controlling the operation of the print head in order accurately to control the position of the imprints on the web. When a motor is used to advance the web, the control system is operative to control the operation and speed of the web advancing motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Vanderpool, James M. Bain
  • Patent number: 4895614
    Abstract: A label transfer arm having a central axis and comprising a socket body with a transfer nozzle rotatably mounted therein engages labels delivered to a label pickup station and transfers them to a label delivery station. An applicator head strips the labels from the transfer arm and moves them along a fixed path from the label delivery station to a package labeling station to apply the labels to packages. Transfer arm guiding rails are positioned on either side of the label transfer arm for engaging an eccentric collar attached to the transfer nozzle to thereby orient the transfer nozzle into a fixed angular orientation about the central axis of the transfer arm when the transfer arm is at the label delivery station. An operator-controllable selector ring is rotatably mounted to the socket body of the arm and is freely rotatable between selected locations defined by detents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Hobart Corporation
    Inventors: Lee E. Trouteaud, Fritz F. Treiber
  • Patent number: 4787953
    Abstract: A label transfer arm having a central axis and comprising a socket body with a transfer nozzle rotatably mounted therein engages labels delivered to a label pickup station and transfers them to a label delivery station. An applicator head strips the labels from the transfer arm and moves them along a fixed path from the label delivery station to a package labeling station to apply the labels to packages. Transfer arm guiding rails are positioned on either side of the label transfer arm for engaging an eccentric collar attached to the transfer nozzle to thereby orient the transfer nozzle into a fixed angular orientation about the central axis of the transfer arm when the transfer arm is at the label delivery station. An operator-controllable selector ring is rotatably mounted to the socket body of the arm and is freely rotatable between selected locations defined by detents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Assignee: Hobart Corporation
    Inventors: Lee E. Trouteaud, Fritz F. Treiber
  • Patent number: 4768435
    Abstract: The invention provides a printer apparatus which comprises a pair of doors mounted for opening and closing movement on opposite sides of a body case in the form of a housing, a printer located inside each of the doors for receiving elongated continuous print paper therein in such a manner as to allow the print paper toward the door and for printing on the thus received print paper, and a pair of issuing openings located on opposite side portions of a front wall of the body case for issuing therefrom the print paper after printing by the printers. Thus, two different types of print paper can be set in position in and printed by the two printers, which reduces the necessity of frequent label exchanging operations. Besides, an operation for exchanging print paper for each of the printers can be performed readily by opening the door for the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nimura, Takayasu Mizuguchi, Yuji Takahashi, Kiyomichi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 4757329
    Abstract: A desk-top and/or hand held thermal printer comprises a main unit having a guide path therein for a moving continuous label strip which includes a backing sheet and discrete labels detachably attached to the backing sheet. The printer has a flat bottom surface for resting on a flat surface; a retaining means for supporting a roll of backing sheet and labels and guiding the labels through a thermal printing device where a bar code or the like is thermally printed on the thermosensitive labels; a label peeling means for peeling the labels from the backing sheet; a label affixing means for affixing the peeled-off labels on objects; a data input means for example a keyboard or a computer input terminal; a data display means; and a controller for controlling the entire printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Yo Sato, Kazunosuke Makino, Tadao Kashiwaba
  • Patent number: 4746932
    Abstract: A portable thermal label printer is provided with a data input, data memory for storing label information data, a program memory, and an input/output port for data communication with external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventor: Yo Sato
  • Patent number: 4737229
    Abstract: A hand-held labeler, particularly a labeler employing a thermographic print head, utilizes improved control circuitry for accurately sensing the position of the web and controlling the operation of the print head in order accurately to control the position of the imprints on the web. When a motor is used to advance the web, the control system is operative to control the operation and speed of the web advancing motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Vanderpool, James M. Bain
  • Patent number: 4734713
    Abstract: A thermal printer is provided wherein data inputted from a data reader, such as a pen scanner, is compared with previously stored data. In the event that a match occurs, the printer prints predetermined information such as a sorting code on a thermal print medium. The thermal printer has a data input, data memory, program memory and an I/O port for communication with external devices. A controller controls the various components and directs the printer to print when the match occurs. Should a match not occur, the non-matching data is stored in data memory. The print medium such as a label or the like, may then be affixed to the same article or merchandise from which the data reader initially read the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Yo Sato, Tsutomu Ono
  • Patent number: 4734710
    Abstract: A portable label printer comprising a label printer unit and an electrically and mechanically detachable data terminal unit is disclosed. When mated, the data terminal unit and the label printer unit are angularly adjustable with respect to each other. The printer unit has an interface for communication with external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Yo Sato, Tadao Kashiwaba
  • Patent number: 4724033
    Abstract: A hand-held labeler, particularly a labeler employing a thermographic print head, utilizes improved control circuitry for accurately sensing the position of the web and controlling the operation of the print head in order accurately to control the position of the imprints on the web. When a motor is used to advance the web, the control system is operative to control the operation and speed of the web advancing motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1988
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Vanderpool, James M. Bain
  • Patent number: 4712114
    Abstract: A thermal label printer is provided with a label feeding mechanism which is adapted to operate either in a first mode in which the printer supplies peeled labels or in a second mode in which the printed labels are delivered while still adhered to their backing sheet. The labels are delivered out of the printer on a conveyor belt which extends to a label peeling member in the printer. The conveyor belt is tiltable in a manner which is effective to create a larger clearance between the conveyor belt and the peeling member to facilitate loading of the backing sheet prior to beginning printing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventor: Hidenori Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 4706095
    Abstract: A portable thermal label printer employing an optical reader such as a pen or touch scanner for data input is disclosed. The operator needs only to hold the scanner, while the remaining components are held around the operator's waist or the like. The operator can therefore use both hands to handle articles of freight, and enables freight to be handled and labels to be printed easily and efficiently. Further, the arrangement of the thermal label roll with respect to the thermal print head enables the overall unit to be made light and compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ono, Tadao Kashiwaba
  • Patent number: 4706096
    Abstract: This invention relates to a unit type thermal label printer capable of receiving and transmitting data. The unit type thermal label printer is comprised of detachable components consisting of a label printer unit, a data terminal unit, an applicator unit, and a handle unit. These units can be partially or completely connected and disconnected as desired thereby enabling the device to be configured according to the particular needs of the user and the situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventor: Yo Sato
  • Patent number: 4670081
    Abstract: A handling machine for deposit envelopes includes a delivery device for carrying inserted deposit envelopes along a delivery path, a printer for printing deposit information on one side of a succession of labels, the other sides of which contain an adhesive, a label feed device for supplying the printed labels at a given place along the delivery path, and members for sandwiching under pressure therebetween the labels fed to the delivery path and the carried deposit envelopes to stick the labels to the deposit envelopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Assignee: Omron Tateisi Electronics Co.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Takahashi, Kathuhiko Arimoto
  • Patent number: 4618393
    Abstract: A hand labeling device for imprinting and dispensing self-adhesive labels comprises a housing (110) in which is disposed a printing mechanism (10) movable between a raised inoperative position and a lowered printing position. The printing mechanism comprises a plurality of axially adjacent setting wheels (16) with which type carriers (20) carrying printing types (22) are in a drive connection. A setting shaft (42) extending in the direction of the axis of the setting wheels (16) and connected to the printing mechanism (10) projects outwardly at a housing wall (110a); it is displaceable at a side face of the printing mechanism (10) between an inserted and an extended position and with the aid of said shaft the setting wheels (16) can be adjusted relatively to each other in such a manner that desired printing types (22) on the type carriers (20) move into a printing zone at the printing mechanism (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1986
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventor: Heinrich Volk
  • Patent number: 4560292
    Abstract: This device provides a printer wherein a narrow strip of sheet paper is passed between a platen roller and a print head, characterized in that one end of each of the platen roller and print head are supported in a cantilevered manner and owing to this arrangement, the gap between the printing roller and print head is open at the other end to enable the insertion of sheet paper into the gap from that end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ishida Koki Seisakusho
    Inventor: Naoki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 4547250
    Abstract: A defect on a moving web such as a printed sheet of paper is detected visually or automatically, and the type of defect thus detected is marked by means of a stamping unit on a label of a label tape consisting of a base strip and a number of labels removably secured to the base strip. Thereafter, the base strip of the label tape is advanced and reversed abruptly in its moving direction, whereby the label is partially separated from the base strip. The label thus partially separated is then pressed against the moving web by means of a pressure roller. At the instant of pressing of the label against the web, abrupt variation in tension of the label tape occurs, which variation or shock is absorbed by movement of a swing roller on a swing arm in the direction of movement of the web. The label tape is passed around the swing roller and then directed downwardly. The swing arm is supported by means of a spring, and when the swing roller is moved, the spring is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1985
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Insatsu Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kosho Murayama
  • Patent number: 4505773
    Abstract: An automatic label winding and charging device is part of a system used for printing and applying labels that are temporarily adhered in series to a web of backing paper. The system includes a bar code printer which feeds a printed label web to a cassette and the latter is then insertable into a label applicator so that the printed labels can be dispensed and applied to commodities. The automatic label winding and charging device includes cassette mounting means for mounting the cassette in the printer to receive a printed label web produced by the latter. The printed label web is guided in the printer by guide means disposed adjacent to the cassette mounting means. The cassette is equipped with winding means for winding the printed label web being fed from the printer. Means are included to prevent peeling of printed labels from the printed label web during loading of the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Yo Sato, Tadao Kashiwaba, Yasuhiko Matsuda, Tadahisa Oikawa
  • Patent number: 4472232
    Abstract: An improved electrically operated labelling machine is disclosed. The improved labelling machine comprises a frame for receiving and supporting a labelling gun adjacent its forward position. The mounting means is detachably connected to the frame for positioning the labelling gun. A solenoid is secured to the frame adjacent its rear portion. An arm mounted for horizontal reciprocal movement is connected to the solenoid and detachably linked to the gun trigger. Means are provided for energizing the solenoid for operation through a complete cycle including an advance stroke and a return stroke thereby actuating the labelling gun for accomplishing printing and cutting of labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Inventor: John Manfredi
  • Patent number: 4450036
    Abstract: The machine, which is equipped with a print head (5) which is movable vertically between two walls (25, 26) of its housing, comprises a device intended to prevent said motion, when the character selection rod (20) of said print head is left in its extended position.The selection rod comprises an engagement element (23) for the engagement of a series of rotary elements (16, 17) which bear printing characters.The safety device comprises a retractable movable stop (28) firmly connected to the print head (5) and subjected to the pressure of a spring (35), and a fixed counter-abutment (29) rigidly connected to a wall (26) of the housing.At the end of the return stroke of the selection rod (20), the movable stop (28) is retracted by the push of said rod, whose engagement element (23) then develops a retaining force which is greater than the action of the spring (35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventor: Heinrich Volk
  • Patent number: 4443289
    Abstract: In a known bottle labeling machine having means for inking type and for contacting the type with a label for marking the label, there is provided an applicator for applying a label to a bottle without contacting the printed portion of the label. In addition a radiation source such as an ultraviolet lamp is provided adjacent the bottle path, the bottles being turned so that the labels, printed with an ultraviolet-sensitive ink, face the ultraviolet lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Assignee: Jagenberg Werke AG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Kolges, Rudolph Zodrow
  • Patent number: 4440592
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a portable type label applying apparatus for delaminating printed labels, which are temporarily adhered in series to a web of backing paper and for applying them to articles. The label applying apparatus comprises a label rolling cassette removably attached to a printer which is adapted to print the unprinted labels of the composite label web. The label rolling cassette includes a label rolling core for rolling up thereon the composite label web printed, a label delaminating turning pin for turning back only the backing paper web to delaminate the labels therefrom, and a guide groove for guiding the turned back backing paper web. There is a label applier to which the label rolling cassette is removably attached. The label applier includes a feed roller that is manually operated for feeding the turned back backing paper web to delaminate the labels, and includes a label applying element for applying the delaminated labels to the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Yo Sato, Tadao Kashiwaba
  • Patent number: 4432830
    Abstract: In a label printer, nonspooling and self-strip paths of label stock movement are accommodated by a single mechanism that includes a drive capstan 46 and associated pinch roller 48, a shaft 40, a pair of mechanically intercoupled discs 68 and 52 respectively secured to the shaft and the drive capstan for causing them to rotate in opposite directions, a label stripping pin 44, a drive roller 38 rotatable about the shaft, a clutch 78 locking the drive roller to the shaft whenever the shaft is rotated in a given direction and permitting the drive roller to freely rotate about the shaft whenever the shaft is rotated in an opposite direction, and a thermal print head 28 including a thermal print element 30 yieldably engaging the drive roller. In the nonspooling path, the free end of the label stock is passed between the thermal print head and the drive roller and the drive capstan is rotated in a given direction by a drive motor 54 so that the label stock exits the label printer without label separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Assignee: Intermec Corporation
    Inventor: Clifford T. Jue
  • Patent number: 4351690
    Abstract: A printer system for printing upon labels mounted on a web of release material, includes a stationary reel support upon which a supply reel and a take up reel are mounted for free rotation thereon. A printer is mounted adjacent a supply path extending from the supply reel to the take up reel, and a web drive arrangement is provided for engaging the web and transporting the web past the printer. A reel actuating arrangement, such as an inertial arm, is provided for applying a web unreeling force to the web of material adjacent the supply roll, which force is dependent upon and varies with the radius of the supply roll. A clutch is interposed between the supply reel and the take up reel for rotating the take up reel as the web is unreeled from the supply roll mounted on the supply reel such that substantially the same amount of web of release material is wound onto a take up roll on the take up reel as is unreeled from the supply roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: Hobart Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. George
  • Patent number: 4347094
    Abstract: Labels are separated from a strip and charged with static electricity upon separation. The labels are supplied to articles by utilizing static electricity and label adhesion while the adhesive layer surface of the label is directed outwardly. By application of the labels to the articles, the indications printed on the adhesive layer surface of the label or the surface of the articles to be labelled are protected by the label. Thus the layer of printing is prevented from stain and fabrication and indelibility thereof may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignees: Sawara Mfg. Works Co., Ltd., Fukushima Printing Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 4329191
    Abstract: A process for labelling a system of file folders comprises printing a label for the system, where each printed label is different from other printed labels for the system. Each label has a field in which a set of indicia is printed, where the indicia are both machine and visually readable. The printed indicia is machine read for directing a labeler's application to a file folder flap of individual color coded labels. Each color coded label, as applied, has an indicium corresponding to one of the machine read indicium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Assignee: Datafile Limited
    Inventor: Donald T. Barber
  • Patent number: 4240848
    Abstract: Alphabetic labelling of articles includes the use of a label having on a portion of its face a first set of indicia and on another portion of its face a second set of indicia which relate to the same subject matter as the first set. The second set of indicia is oriented in reverse and upside down relative to the first set. A machine readable code unique to the subject matter of the sets of indicia is located on one of the face portions of the label. The label when folded about its length isolates the two fields and on application to an article, provides visual identification of the article from two of its sides. The label may be provided with a machine readable indicia code which is representative of at least one indicium of either of the sets. An article labelling system may be adapted to read the indicia code and apply as controlled by the reading operation, one or more labels having letters corresponding to the coded indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Assignee: Datafile Limited
    Inventor: Donald T. Barber